New York county approves transgender sports restrictions for women's teams

The legislation was passed 12-5.

Published: June 25, 2024 11:33am

The Nassau County legislature on Monday approved legislation that will restrict girls' sports teams from being allowed to use Long Island sports facilities if they have transgender women on their teams. 

The move follows an order from Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman that faced a challenge from the New York attorney general, according to NBC News. Blakeman's order was struck down in May, with a judge determining he didn't have authority to impose the ban without legislative backing.

The bill bans transgender women from playing in women's sports at county-owned athletic facilities and was passed 12-5, with two members of the legislature not voting, according to CBS News.

This legislation doesn't restrict transgender boys and men from competing in men's sports teams. 

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